FSC Launches 'INSPIRE' Program for New Talent

LOS ANGELES—The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) announced the launch Wednesday morning of a new resource for adult industry newcomers dubbed the INSPIRE Program.

Developed by FSC industry relations advocate Lotus Lain, INSPIRE features information on crucial aspects of the adult industry experience, such as performer rights, brand management, banking, testing, identity protection and more—using voices and experiences of veteran performers.

“Better informed performers are safer and more successful performers,” Lain said. “As performers, we often share personal experiences and tips, but without a central platform, those are not easily accessible—especially to newcomers. I’m incredibly thankful to everyone who lent their voice to INSPIRE, and hope to expand it more within the coming months.”

Among those who provided advice to INSPIRE—on everything from ethical production to wardrobe to dealing with family—were Jiz Lee, Amarna Miller, Courtney Trouble, Lorelei Lee, Allie Eve Knox, Isiah Maxwell, Missy Martinez, Lena Paul, Jane Wilde, Yevgeniya, Chelsea Poe and Kristofer Weston.

INSPIRE features links to crucial resources, from books on financial independence and articles on porn life to performer organizations, tax information, sex worker-friendly banks and lists of licensed agents.

FSC executive director Eric Paul Leue expressed hope that INSPIRE will continue to grow and evolve, and noted that a section aimed at experienced performers currently working in the industry is already in development.

“The INSPIRE Program is a way for us to better elevate newcomer voices within the industry,” Leue said. “We hope that this will start a conversation, make resources more available, and encourage more performers to share information to help empower and protect the community.”

Learn more about the INSPIRE Program here.